The Portland housing market is sizzling hot. Despite the economic slowdown caused by the pandemic, the Portland real estate market continues to connect buyers to sellers. In October, 3155 residential properties in Portland metro area changed hands, according to the latest report by the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors®.
The inventory is so tight in this housing market that the median sale price rose to $435,000, an increase of $1,500 from September 2020. There’s a lot of competition among real estate buyers in Portland due to the extreme shortage of available homes for sale. Although new listings were up from the previous month the coronavirus has also significantly reduced the number of homes for sale in the Portland metro area.
In a tight housing market like Portland, it can take some time to find a property that meets all of your criteria. According to Realtor.com, in October 2020, the median list price of homes in Portland, OR was $500K, trending up 8.7% year-over-year. The median sale price was $488,400. Ideally, a buyer would prefer a sale to list price ratio that’s closer to 90% but homes sold for approximately the asking price on average (Sale-to-List Price Ratio: 100%).
This shows that Portland is a seller's real estate market, which means there are roughly more buyers than there are active homes for sale. The higher buyer turnout and low inventory is favoring sellers. On average, homes in Portland sell after 47 days on the market. The trend for median days on market in Portland, OR has gone up since last month, and slightly down since last year.